over-egg

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Etymology[edit]

From the phrase to over-egg the pudding

Verb[edit]

over-egg ‎(third-person singular simple present over-eggs, present participle over-egging, simple past and past participle over-egged)

  1. to over-embellish something
      • 2014 July 26, “Argentina's debt saga: Unsettling times: The clock is ticking toward an Argentine default”, in The Economist[1]:
        NML insists Argentina is overegging the RUFO worry: given that the country has appealed its case all the way up to the Supreme Court and been rebuffed, a judge is unlikely to deem any deal “voluntary”.